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After We Fell - What We Know So Far

If it's a tumultuous love affair you're after, look no further than the dramatic "After" series. With two films so far and a third on the way, fans are eager to see what's to become of the couple "Hessa."

College students Tessa (Josephine Langford) and Hardin (Hero Fiennes Tiffin) make up the troubled whirlwind of a duo. They're in love, they fight, they have trust issues, they break up. With them first getting together in "After" and then coming to terms with Hardin's secrets and dealing with a love triangle in "After We Collide," the newest film in the series, "After We Fell," is sure to take audiences on another passionate — or toxic, depending on who you ask — roller coaster of emotions.

Based on the book series by Anna Todd, which was originally Harry Styles-inspired fan fiction, the "After" series has lit a fire in teens' hearts with its exciting, complicated romance. "After We Collided" dominated Netflix last year, and there are three movies in addition to the upcoming "After We Fell" already on their way.

Here's everything we know about "After We Fell."

When is After We Fell's release date?

"After We Fell" is coming to international theaters this fall. Deadline reported this month that both "After We Fell" and the fourth film in the series, "After Ever Happy," are currently in post production. The official "After" Instagram announced that "After We Fell" is first going to premiere in Italy, Poland, and Sweden on September 1, with various other September and October dates internationally. Then it will come to the United States in October, with no specific date yet announced (via Teen Vogue).

The new film sports a new director for the series, Castille Landon, who will helm the following movies. She told Teen Vogue, "For me what was really important is getting Tessa's experience right, from the perspective of a young woman. I'm not too far removed from that kind of world myself, and I really related to her. Being able to convey that cinematically was important to me, in a way that didn't feel gratuitous but also felt very very real-world and not glossing over the messiness of what it is to be a young woman in love with — for lack of a better term — a bad boy."

With "After" releasing in 2019, then "After We Collided" in 2020, and "After We Fell" in 2021, it seems they're set to release one movie each year.

What is the plot of After We Fell?

The official logline for "After We Fell" reads: "After We Fell follows Tessa's life as it begins to come unglued. Nothing is what she thought it was. Not her friends. Not her family. The one person she should be able to rely on, Hardin, is furious when he discovers the massive secret she's been keeping. And rather than being understanding, he turns to sabotage" (via Deadline).

"After We Collided" ended with the dramatic revelation of Tessa's father coming to speak with her. She hasn't seen her father in many years, so "After We Fell" is sure to dive into the drama of their relationship. However, while "After We Fell" is an adaptation of the third book in the series, there are bound to be some differences between the two. For example, the third book continues the Hardin-Tessa-Zed love triangle, but that was cut from the second film due to time constraints, according to Teen Vogue.

A steamy trailer for "After We Fell" teases a lot more sex alongside "Hessa's" typical trust issues and searing anger. At one point, Hardin says, "I just want you to be happy. You deserve to be happy," but then there's a clip of Tessa smiling at another guy. Fans can expect this roller coaster to be a thrilling ride as Tessa and Hardin try to work it out together — for better or for worse.

Who is in the cast of After We Fell?

Of course, the movie series wouldn't be the same without leads Tessa and Hardin, so "After We Fell" will see the return of Josephine Langford, who's also known for playing Emma in "Moxie," and Hero Fiennes Tiffin, who fans might recognize as a young Tom Riddle in "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince."

However, the "After" Instagram account announced that some characters have been recast, due to the pandemic: Chance Perdomo is now Landon, Stephen Moyer is Christian Vance, Mira Sorvino is Carol, Arielle Kebbel is Kimberly, and Carter Jenkins is Robert (via PopBuzz).

Director Castille Landon said the cast did a great job elevating the scenes (via Teen Vogue): "For me the more emotional scenes are the more exciting scenes to film, because when you sit behind the monitor and you see Hero and Jo turning in these amazing performances, and all of the cast really, it's exciting. There's some really great stuff with Hardin's dad that I didn't expect to be as poignant as it was, because the actors did such a good job."

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